On Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 9:36 AM, Durova <nadezhda.durova(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Actually this isn't a copyright discussion.
"To ensure that publication of material from its collections receives due
acknowledgment and promotion, the Library requires that permission to
publish is obtained prior to publication."
Right, this is the issue I raised at the start. The library "requires"
permission - but on what basis? If the image is public domain, and
someone else copies it and republishes it - where do they stand? If
it's not copyright infringement, what is it? Contract violation? On
the basis that you used the website and agreed to the library's terms
and conditions, and have now violated them?
Although I suspect what's also happening is the image that we see
there is low quality, and you'd need permission to get a higher
quality, printable version. And they'd never give permission to cc-sa